• Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009)

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself

Release Date: September 11th, 2009

DVD Release Date: April 20th, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

When Madea (Tyler Perry) catches three young siblings raiding her home, she takes matters into her own hands and delivers the children to their only relative: Aunt April (Taraji P. Henson). At first, April, a boozy nightclub singer who leeches off her married boyfriend, wants nothing to do with them, but when a Mexican immigrant named Sandino (Adam Rodriguez) rents a room in her basement, April begins to realize that life may hold more possibilities.

Cast: Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Adam Rodriguez, Brian White, Hope Olaide Wilson, Kwesi Boakye, Frederick Siglar, Gladys Knight

Director: Tyler Perry

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Lionsgate Films, Tyler Perry Studios, Reuben Cannon

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Transformation, Heartwarming, Underdog, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Part musical, part love story, part family melodrama, part inspirational treacle, Tyler Perry's latest movie, I Can Do Bad All by Myself is something of an unholy mess. Alternately stupefying and entertaining, the film does benefit from a strong cast. show more

  • 75
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    It’s the best Tyler Perry movie to date - the writer/director/actor/mogul’s most confident and competent mixture of uplifting black middle-class melodrama and low-down comedy. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A double shot of Saturday-night lowdown chased by a cheery chug of Sunday-morning uplift. show more

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